Sad you missed Sacramento’s 晚上国家运行? Then you’ll be glad to hear the globe-trotting run that’s been dubbed “the world’s first running 音乐节” is returning to California on Nov. 19.
After visiting other US cities (and before South Africa and Dubai!), the 晚上国家运行 will be hosted by Bay Area for the last run of 2016. For those unfamiliar with the run, the 晚上国家运行 is a high energy 5K course that plays Electronic Dance 音乐 (电火花) throughout the entire run.
The event, which came to Sacramento on Oct. 8日,支持 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), who uses the run to raise awareness and earn funds to accelerate cancer research.
Event promoters describe the course as a “5K musical voyage filled with live music, 灯, 激光, 和庆祝.” I had the privilege of attending the run in Sacramento, and the event certainly lived up to its description. The course was sprinkled with various “party stops” that featured a DJ booth, 灯, and dancers to keep the energy going and the atmosphere exciting. Some party stops even had “selfie stations” where participants could take pictures.
With so much to see on the course, most participants chose to walk (or jog) and enjoy each attraction. While I started the race with a fast pace, I eventually slowed to a leisurely jog. I couldn’t help but dance along with my friends and fellow runners as the DJ blasted electronic bangers.
Regardless of how fast (or slow) people ran, everyone came together at the end for a big after party at the main stage.
Due to SU2C’s detailed and exciting planning, 估计有10,000 people showed up to the Sacramento run. If you missed the run, it will be well worth the two hour drive to join the Bay Area crowds for a as-good-as-it-sounds night of music and fun. Plus the run is held on a Saturday so make a weekend of it!
If interested in attending, act fast to register as tickets are available for only $29 through Nov. 4. After that, they’ll go up to $60 per person. Children under 8 are free.
The 晚上国家运行 will be held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (344 Tully Rd.圣克拉拉). Gates open at 4:30 pm with the first DJ hitting the stage at 6pm for a pre-party and the run starting at 7pm.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit nightnationrun.com.
Photo: The Sacramento 晚上国家运行 on Oct. 8; by 杰西卡·李.